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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Schipper, Jan Jacobsz, printer
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Met privilegie -- title page
Topics: Emblems, Emblem Books, Dutch
Engraved title-page
Topics: Divination, Christian life, Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633
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Signatures: (?)8, A-2X8, 2Y16, 2Z-3L8, 3M6
Topics: Christian life, Christian ethics
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650; Tollenaer, Jean de, 1582-1643, attributed name; Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665.
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Signatures: * A-4X
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits --Belgium., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Belgium --17th...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674
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Probable date of publication suggested by McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Rodenburgh, Theodore, ca. 1578-1644; Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586. Apologie for poetrie
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Poëtens borst-weringh is a Dutch adaptation of Sir Philip Sidney's Apologie for poetrie
Topic: Emblems
Met privilegie -- title page
Topics: Songs, Dutch, Hymns, Dutch, Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Jan van der, 1578-1659; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Cloppenburch, Evert Jansz, 1611-1643, printer
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Half-title: "Ian vander Veens Zinne-beelden, oft Adams appel ..."
Topics: Epithalamia, Poetry, Dutch, Emblems, Emblems
Topic: Women
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Baardt, Petrus; Flittner, Johann, 1618-1678. Nebulo nebulonum
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Author's name at head of title
Topics: Conduct of life, Christian ethics, Emblem books
Includes index
Topics: Emblems, Conduct of life, 1722
Separate t.p. for v. 2
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Added engraved title-page
Topic: Emblems
Added t.p., engraved and illustrated
Topics: Death --Meditations., Dance of death
Approximate date of publication from McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Title in red and black, head- and tail-pieces, initials. Engraved title vignette, added t.-p., plates
Topics: Symbolism, Mythology, Hieroglyphics, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Elger, Willem den, 1679-1703
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Text in Dutch mainly; includes French, Italian and Latin poetry
Topics: Love poetry, Emblems, Love poetry
V.1 has added engr. t.p. with portrait of the author
Topic: Women
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Court, Pieter de la, 1618?-1685; Sweerts, Hieronymus, 1629-1696, bookseller; Gole, Jacob, 1660?-1737? engraver
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Preface and last page signed: P.C.P
Topics: Emblem books, Dutch, Emblems, Fables, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Added illustrated t.p., engr
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662; Venne, Jan Pietersz. van de; Passe, Willem van de; Jode, P. de; Serwouters, P
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Woodcut illustration, including head-piece and initials
Topics: Emblems, Dutch poetry
Tunes included for deelen 1 and 2; deel 3, without tunes, has subtitle: Ghewillighe patientie, ofte: Lijdens remedie
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Heinsius, Daniel, 1580-1655; Schrijver, Pieter, 1576-1660; Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
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Dedication signed (foot of (*)4v): "Petrus Scriuerius."
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Engr. t.-p
Signatures: *, **, A-T.
Topics: Dance of death, Death --Meditations.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Brouerius van Nidek, Matthaeus, 1677-1743; Folkema, Jacob, 1692-1767; Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719; Schijnvoet, Jacob, fl. 1700
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Added illus. t.-p., engr.: Zederyke zinnebeelden door M. Brouerius van Nidek ... McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, N4. Landwehr, J. Dutch emblem books, 82.
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Heyns, Zacharias, 1566-1638; Vondel, Joost van den, 1587-1679, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719; Folkema, Jacob, 1692-1767; Brit, Gezine, fl. 1698-1723
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Fifty-seven engr. emblems, with accompanying titles, mottoes, and verses. Some engravings signed: J. Folkema sculp
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Brouerius van Nidek, Matthaeus, 1677-1743; Folkema, Jacob, 1692-1767; Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719; Schijnvoet, Jacob, fl. 1700
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Added engraved t.p., signed A. Houbraken and J. Folkema
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace; Janssen, Anthony, 1626?-1699
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Running title: "Zinnebeelden uit Horatius Flaccus."
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590; Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590.; Wierix, Jan, 16th cent.
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Facing pages bear duplicate numbering, 1-25.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Wealth --Moral and ethical aspects --Early works to 1800., Emblem...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bouttats, Frederik, ca. 1620-1676, engraver; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712
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Signatures: A-Z, Aa-Cc
Topics: Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch, Nature --Religious aspects --Poetry.
Approbations dated May, 1713; Rombauts suggests date as ca. 1720--cf. McGeary & Nash
Topic: Emblems
Added engraved title page
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Hesman, Gerrit, 1661-ca1715; Bruin, Claes, 1671-1732
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With 65 engraved emblems, after Otto Vaenius' Amorum emblemata
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblems, Dutch --Netherlands --18th century., Emblem books...
Includes 50 emblems with explanatory captions on rectos and facing biblical stories on versos of the preceeding page
Topics: Bible, Devotional exercises, Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bourgogne, Antoine de, 1593 or 4-1657; Gheshier, Petrus.; Diepenbeeck, Abraham van, 1596-1675.; Merlen, Theodor van, 1600-1659.; Loemans, Arnold, fl. 1632-1656.; Pauli, Andries, 1600-1639.; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus.
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Engraved illustrated t.p. by Theodor van Merlen after Abraham van Diepenbeeck. Engraving by A. Loemans on p. [3] depicting arms of Iudocus Bouckaert, Bishop of Ypre, to whom the work is dedicated. Fifty emblematic engravings by Andries Pauli after van Diepenbeeck. Tail-piece, initials.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --17th century., Emblem books...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Klinkhamer, Govert; Beek, Jacob ter, fl. 1724-1749, bookseller; Veer, Kornelis de, bookseller
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Signatures: pi A-O
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Graauwhart, Hendrik, 1661-1732; Ratelband, Johannes, 1715-1791, printer
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Imprint from colophon: t'Amsterdam : By Pieter Paats ..., 1704
Topics: Moral education, Allegories, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bruin, Claas, 1671-1731; Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata. Dutch.; Schijnvoet, Jacobus, fl. 1704-1733.
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Signatures: *⁴ A-H⁸.
Topics: Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712; Noorde, Cornelis van, 1731-1795
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*, **¹, A-S (last leaf blank)
Topics: Bellinckhuys, Roelof, Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch, Mysticism --Poetry.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Houbraken, A. (Arnold), 1660-1719; Barents, Willem, fl. 1720-1733; Brit, Gezine, fl. 1698-1723
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Dedication signed: Willem Barents
Translation of: Lo specchio che non inganna
Topics: Devotional exercises, Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --18th century, Emblem books --Belgium --18th...
With added engraved t.p. and 50 engraved illustrations in the text, all by the author, Jan Luiken
Topics: Emblems, Mysticism, Emblem books, Dutch
12 engravings by Jan Luiken
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Added engraved t.p. with title: Christiano Hoburghs levendige herts-theologie
Topics: Emblem books, Dutch, Heart
Added engraved t.p. and 39 engraved illustrations in the text, all by the author, Jan Luiken
Topics: Jesus Christ, Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712
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Signatures: A-O.
Topics: Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch., Mysticism --Poetry., Values --Poetry.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Spinniker, Adriaan, 1676-1754
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Copy 1 bound with: Sinniker, Adriaan. Vervolg der leerzamme zinnebeelden. Te Haarlem: By Jan Bosch, 1758.
Topics: Moral education --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Willink, Daniël, 1676-1722; Wandelaar, Jan, 1690-1759; Schijnvoet, Jacobus, fl. 1704-1733
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Added engraved t.p. signed: I Wandelaar del. et fec
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bruin, Claas, 1671-1731; Schijnvoet, Jacob, fl. 1700; Laan, A. van der; Langendijk, Pieter, 1683-1756
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Engraved front. and title page vignette by A. van der Laan; emblems are from the copperplates done by Jakob Schijnvoet for Philotheus' Symbola Christina. Cf. Landwehr, Emblem books in the Low Countries, 1554-1949, no. 62
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, V32.
Topic: Emblems